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The Best Green Furnishings at Fiera Milano During the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair

Posted By Francesca Emily Amato On April 29, 2012 @ 11:30 am In gallery,green furniture,green Interiors,Green Products,Milan Furniture Fair | 1 Comment

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Gufram [6] uses soft polyurethane, brightly coloured with washable, non-toxic dyes, to create the most unusual designs. Inspired by traditional car air fresheners, “Déjeuner sur l’arbre” can be used as a seat or even a coffee table.

Bolon [7] produces innovative and sustainable textiles for floors and wall coverings. The most recent project was designed in collaboration with French architect Jean Nouvel [8].

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Offset is an innovative set of tables designed by Tomàs Alonso for Maxdesign [9]. In a home where the boundaries are ever more blurred, this table is structured as a modular micro-system – separate elements can be combined to suit different needs.

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Zoom by Mobimex [10] offers a collection of simply designed and carefully crafted furnishings, in natural materials. Designed by Marion Klein & Jurg Conzett, the “Thin” table and “In-aga” shelf system are both made of solid walnut wood.

Kinnasand’s [11] “Hemp” collection is both natural and unique. Each textile is composed of antique segments, carefully selected, revived and assembled under the supervision of creative director Isa Glink.

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Created by Javier Mariscal [12] for Spanish brand Mobles114, the aptly named “Green” chair consists of a recycled polypropylene seat set on a wooden or metallic base. The product is also 100% recyclable.

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Stephen Burks [13]‘ collection of “Dala” seats are inspired by south-east Asia communities. Each seat is woven from an innovative eco-fibre made out of recycled food-and-drink packaging mixed with recyclable polyethylene.

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Wood from wine barrels made in San Patrignano [14] gets a second shot at life in the “Barrique” project. The objects are conceived by well-known designers, like Fiorucci [15], and hand-made by people living in the community (which is a well-known drug rehab center).

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Outdoor furniture specialist Tribù [16] unveiled a new collection that is made with few components, sustainable materials, and easily assembled. Created by Spanish studio Lievore Altherr Molina [17], “Branch” was presented in an evocative ‘outdoor’ setting.

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[3] Fiera Milano: http://www.fieramilano.it/en

[4] Milan Furniture Fair: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/

[5] materials: http://inhabitat.com/materials/

[6] Gufram: http://www.gufram.it/

[7] Bolon: http://www.bolon.com/

[8] Jean Nouvel: http://www.jeannouvel.com/

[9] Tomàs Alonso for Maxdesign: http://www.maxdesign.it/

[10] Zoom by Mobimex: http://www.moebelmacherin.ch/

[11] Kinnasand’s: http://www.kinnasand.com/en/home

[12] Javier Mariscal: http://www.mariscal.com/en/

[13] Stephen Burks: http://readymadeprojects.com/

[14] San Patrignano: http://www.sanpatrignano.org/

[15] Fiorucci: http://www.fiorucci.it/

[16] Tribù: http://www.tribu.com/

[17] Lievore Altherr Molina: http://www.lievorealtherrmolina.com/

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